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April 15, 2014

Keep Toxic Ammo Out of the Environment. Act Now!

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Dear Friend,

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is no safe level of lead exposure. Lead has been banned in almost all products, like toys and paint. So why, then, is it still common to use lead in bullets for hunting? A new bill in the Rhode Island legislature addresses this important question—and we need you to weigh in to support it.

S. 2628/H. 7838 would require the use of nontoxic ammunition for hunting whenever such ammunition is available. Lead left behind in spent ammunition poses a serious threat to birds and other wildlife, including threatened and endangered species. Lead doesn’t just kill, but delivers a slow, agonizing death—often involving emaciation, paralysis, and organ failure. Lead ammunition in slaughtered wildlife is often consumed by other animals and passed along the food chain.

With viable alternatives to lead ammunition widely available, there is no justification for allowing our environment to be littered with toxic lead shot. Your legislators need to hear from you, so please write to them and ask them to support this bill today!

For the animals,

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